– A 33-year-old Brenham resident and ex-employee of Wells Fargo bank has
admitted to embezzlement, announced U.S. Attorney Ryan K. Patrick.
Hudgeons pleaded guilty today.
December 2014 through March 2019, she embezzled $63,500 while employed as a
teller. Hudgeons admitted she took the money in $500 to $1,000 increments. She
concealed the theft by putting falsified entries into the bank’s books and
records and “selling” back and forth between the cashbox and coin machine cash
lines. Both were considered “single control” cash lines, meaning tellers could
conduct transactions on that account line without a second person.
District Judge Alfred Bennett accepted the plea and set sentencing for
Jan. 9, 2020. At that time, Hudgeons faces up to 30 years in federal
prison and a possible $1 million maximum fine.
was permitted to remain on bond pending that hearing.
FBI conducted the investigation. Assistant U.S. Attorney Belinda Beek is
prosecuting the case.